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I Am Divine

"I Am Divine" is the story of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from his humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag superstar through his collaboration with filmmaker John Waters. Spitting in the face of the status quos of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine was the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty. With a completely committed in-your-face style, he blurred the line between performer and personality, and revolutionized pop culture. "I Am Divine" is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s rise to infamy and emotional complexities.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz

Producer: Jeffrey Schwarz, Lance Robertson, Lotti Pharriss Knowles

Editor: Philip J Bartell

Additional Credits: Producer: Jon Glover, Composer: Michael "The Millionaire" Cudahy

Principal Cast: John Waters, Ricki Lake, Tab Hunter, Michael Musto, Mary Vivian Pearce, Vincent Peranio, Mink Stole, Bruce Vilanch, Holly Woodlawn, Greg Gorman


Jeffrey Schwarz's previous films include HBO's
Vito, about the beloved gay activist and film scholar, Spine Tingler! The William Castle Story, about the legendary Hollywood showman, and Wrangler: Anatomy of an Icon, on 70s adult film star Jack Wrangler. He is currently in production Tab Hunter Confidential, about the 1950s screen heartthrob.

Distributor: The Film Collaborative

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